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The Hanumāyana: Forty Tales of Hanuman

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents a representative selection of well-known tales and variants that emphasize Hanuman's heroic role both within and outside the conventional Ramayana narrative. Selections include ... More


Sermons, Stories, and Songs: Marketing Hasidism

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hasidic marketing campaigns employed everything from printed sermons and tales to oral tales, songs, and dances. This chapter argues that that these methods were earmarked for specific social groups. ... More


Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as this book reveals, Jane Austen explored ... More


1 “The Abduction of the Beautiful wife” as International Tale

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the folktales that attest the recurring story-pattern contained in the Helen myth. The comparison between the texts under discussion and the ancient Greek myth of Helen ... More


Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is more than a collection of previously unpublished folktales. By combining expertise in English literature and anthropology, it brings to these tales an integral method of study that ... More


Introduction

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter undertakes a comparison between a folktale and a Greek myth. It attempts to define the folktale through two avenues concerning genre and terminology as well as mode of ... More


Notes on Presentation and Translation

Ibrahim Muhawi

in Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a Palestinian folktale that focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter. The opening episode demonstrates the importance of having children (a major theme in the ... More


‘Virgil in the Basket’: narrative as hermeneutics in Hebrew literature of the Middle Ages

Eli Yassif

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.00015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter emphasizes the continuity of central ideas over many centuries. Despite tremendous innovation and change within the literature, it persuasively connects folkloric motifs from a medieval ... More


The Argument

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the connection between Jane Austen's fiction and game theory. It argues that Austen systematically explored the core ideas of game theory in her six novels some two centuries ago. ... More


Folktales and Civil Rights

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines African American folktales that teach the importance of strategic thinking and argues that they informed the tactics of the 1960s civil rights movement. It analyzes a number of ... More


Concluding Remarks

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter shows that folk game theory can be found in many different places other than Jane Austen's novels and African American folktales. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, for ... More


Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the Middle Ages and later in Europe and beyond. In a memorable narrative Gregorius is born from an incestuous ... More


Siblings and Other Metaphors for Christian‐Hindu Relations

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues how the metaphor of siblings used to associate village church patron saints and temple deities reflects ambivalent yet ultimately peaceful human relations between Hindus and Christians in ... More


The Tar Baby: A Global History

Bryan Wagner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172637
eISBN:
9781400885619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Perhaps the best-known version of the tar baby story was published in 1880 by Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, and popularized in Song of the South, the 1946 Disney ... More


Ritual and Revelation: The Emotional Mind

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the relationship between religious rituals and revelation. Religious rituals tend to be rigidly formulaic, sequentially typed public performances that conceptually forge ... More


The National Art of Signifyin(G):: Nicolás Guillén and Lydia Cabrera

Nicolás Guillén and Lydia Cabrera

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how race is explored rhetorically and structurally in the short stories of Lydia Cabrera and the Afro-Antillean poems of Nicolás Guillén. Building on Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s ... More


Introduction: Does Folklore Matter?

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039935
eISBN:
9781626740266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to examine the transformation in how folklore was understood, analyzed, and interpreted in postwar Germany as expressed in the works of ... More


Spectacles of Disenchantment

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0042
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

A kind of chivalry of the supernatural demands that a sacred ruler should be proven in combat with a worthy assailant armed with comparable weapons; here, too, miracle and magic enjoy a kind of ... More


Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More


Transformation in the Verbal Art of Clementina Todesco

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Clementina Todesco was born in 1903 in Faller, a remote Alpine village characterized by an extremely rich oral narrative tradition. Within the Fallerese way of life, the stable provided the setting ... More


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